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01-03-2013, 01:48 AM
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Oh, so that's where the goofy Lood-man pronunciation came from: someone must have written "ü" and an english speaker decided to disregard the "¨" sign and read it as 'oo'
That sound does not exist in English (to my knowledge). No English letter will do. It's equivalent to the French "u".
Lid-man was reasonably close, going to Lood-man instead is just stupid. Even more so in French, btw, because French does have the "ü" sound.
"LUHD-man" seems to be about as accurate as I can think would fit.
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